Sheffield United: Portsmouth hat-trick hero Marc McNulty convinced he’s made right move

Marc McNulty, centre. Picture: Joe Pepler
Marc McNulty, centre. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Mark McNulty has told The Star's sister paper Portsmouth News that he made the right move in joining Pompey on-loan.

The on-loan Sheffield United striker struck a classy treble as Paul Cook’s side blitzed York City 6-0 at Fratton Park.

After the opener from Ben Davies early in the second half, McNulty then took centre stage with three slick pieces of finishing before substitutes Ben Tollitt and Conor Chaplin completed the rout.

But McNulty – nicknamed Sparky by his team-mates – is convinced he has made the right decision in making the switch to Fratton Park, with an agreement apparently already in place to extend it beyond the January transfer window.

He said: "I’m always confident and, in the short time I have been here, I have seen the chances that are created.

"As a striker, that’s what you love. If you get those sort of chances, you know at some point, you are going to score goals. It’s the right move.

"It’s easy for a player at a club like Sheffield United to sit on the bench. I’m not like that. I don’t want to let my career pass me by.

"I want to be out playing games and I need to thank the gaffer for bringing me here.

"Fair play to the boys – if they keep on creating chances like that for us, more goals will come. I’m sure of that."

The 23-year-old Scot was substituted as a precaution after a head injury at Carlisle at the weekend and there were doubts he would be fit to play.

But he clearly made a speedy recovery.